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, then i need your vote. >>> president obama urges the president's voters to stay the course. good evening everyone i'm frank vascellaro. >> and i'm julie haener. his election four years ago made history but a slow recovery from the recession makes reelection anything but certain. today president barack obama made his case for a second term. we have team coverage. amber lee followed today's speech. but we begin with ken pritchett, inside the national convention where the president said times have changed but so have i have. >> reporter: we heard a lot of things that could be more rousy, more aimed at getting a reaction but the message was what we were looking for. the president says his plan restructure it is middle class but that it takes time. >> you elected me for the truth. and the truth is it will take more than a few years to fix challenges that have built over decades. >> reporter: republicans at their convention talked about america's problems not about how to fix those problems. >> all they had to offer was the same prescriptions they've had for the last 30 years. have a surplus?
. >>> michelle obama took center stage tonight as the democratic national convention opened in charlotte south carolina. the first lady praised her husband saying he's the man to trust to revive this nation's economy. ktvu's ken pritchett live at the convention hall to tell us about that and also the one person she never mentioned. ken-- >> reporter: well frank we didn't talk to a delegate today who wasn't excited about the prospect of hearing from michelle obama tonight. she talked about family, the presidency and took what could be seen as a not so subtle swipes at the opposition. first lady michelle obama entered to cheers and an arena full of delegates on their feet and an enthusiasm that endured through her speech. she says the enthusiasm has not changed for her husband. >> barack obama is still the same man i fell in love with all those years ago. >> reporter: she talked of their family scrapping to mange ends meet and as a young couple paying for college. >> we were so young, so in love. and so in debt. and that's why barack has fought so hard to increase student aid and keep interest r
obama deserves another term. ktvu's ken pritchett tells us what happened at the end of clinton's speech that really brought down the house. ken? >> reporter: president clinton used his own experience as president describing how he started with the poor economy, and ended with one that was skyrocketing, suggesting that the current economy could do the same if president obama is reelected. president bill clinton, welcomed like a rock star, energized this crowd like no other. his was a presidency that started with economic problems. but he said mr. obama's situation was worse. >> no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> reporter: mr. clinton focused on the economy with harsh criticism of republican economics woven in. >> the republican argument against the president reelection was actually pretty simple. we left him a total mess. he hasn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in. >> reporter: he said they're fighting job growth. >> the republicans balked the president's jobs plan
in april. medical marijuana advocates blasted president obama saying he broke a commitment to respect state law. >> president obama alook a -- along with the rest of them are attacking us. >> reporter: do you smoke marijuana? >> i certainly do. i have a prescription. and absolutely i do smoke marijuana and i have for several years for most of my life as a matter of fact at this point. >> reporter: rosanne's running meat, cindy sheehan. they hope they can get more people registered to the freedom party. eric rasmussen. >>> in eight minutes tonight, voters lined up to cast their ballots. the voting that is already under way in some states as president oe obama and mitt romney try to hammer home their message. >>> police seize marijuana plants during a massive raid. almost every home in the neighborhood was involved in growing the marijuana. police descended on that neighborhood yesterday. the marijuana plants have an estimated street value of more than 2-1/2 million dollars. they say agents arrested 15 people on a variety of drug related charges. >>> authorities say they have three suspects
festival featuring james taylor. an event called carolina fest that drew a sea of obama supporters. >> what's exciting is to see the energy grow and grow and grow because this is going to be a hard risk. >> reporter: robins is with the carolina convention that before the carolina fest threw a celebration of its own celebrating nancy pelosi's service. >> you have seen president obama's agenda we cannot afford that for another two years. >> reporter: pelosi is here to fire up the bay. she's joined by national states and local democratic leaders. >> so yes it's localizing the base not just for california. we in oakland do a lot of phone banking for the rest of the country. >> reporter: for pelosi this election is more than about a president it's about getting democrats to the poll to win back a house majority, they are 25 seats short. >> we think the drive for 25 is a doable one. we think that california is essential to it. >> reporter: as thousands of people celebrated away from the convention floor this afternoon. first lady michelle obama walked the stage at time warner cable arena preparin
for several hours. president obama traveled to fort bliss texas today to mark two years since the ends of major combat. he also applauded all the troops still in combat. >> two years ago i told you we would keep up the fight in afghanistan. i know some of you recently got back. on behalf of a grateful nation welcome home. >> reporter: the president also talked about the victims of hurricane isaac and said the federal government will do everything it can for them. the president also plans to visit the gulf coast on mondays. >>> the republicans had their week now it is the democrats turn as they hope to motivate voters to reelect president obama. ktvu's amber lee is live now in oakland. she talked with a father- daughter delegate team headed out tomorrow for north carolina. >> reporter: tonight we spoke with an analyst who says they expect the atmosphere from this year's convention to be better than two years ago. harpete sandu and 27-year-old daughter tanisia are packing for their trip to the democratic convention. >> you get to wear all your buttons. >> reporter: sandu showed us butt
's blood alcohol level could dissipate while police try to obtain that warrant. >>> president obama spoke at the united nations general assembly. he addressed several issues critical at home and across the globe. the president denounced the anti muslim video that sparked protest worldwide as well as the reaction. and he specifically spoke on the attack on the embassy and the attack of four americans. >> nuclear weapons in iran will not be easy to contain. >> reporter: president obama said there is still time and space to resolve the iran issue throughdiplomacy but he went on to say the time is not unlimited. >>> how the president's speech addressed claims advanced by mitt romney. and each candidate's weakness just six weeks to election day. >>> well it's no longer just a sports story. the lock out of nfl referees has now captured the attention of presidents both current and former. plus labor groups are also weighing in. they said that the dispute highlight it is need for qualified workers. matt keller live in campbell and he tells us folks there are still talking about that confusing con
. governor obama and president obama were invited to speak. the governor showed up in person. >> i'm convinced that the republican party is the rightful home of hispanic americans. >> reporter: at a time that gop trails among latino voters. both talked about things like immigration. >> candidate obama said that one of his highest priorities would be to fix immigration in his first year in office. the president never even offered up a bill. >> reporter: this election is a choice between immigration policies and views laws like arizona as a model for the nation, or argue that america is stronger when we benefit from a great diversity of talent and ingenuity. >> i want mitt romney to see that wealth doesn't mean success. >> i want him to understand that it's my body he should trust me enough that i can make the right decision for them. >> reporter: he probably did not end up seeing them, he ended uptaking a different rout. hal eisner, ktvu news. >>> president obama spent the day campaigning in the battleground state of ohio. >> i wake up every day thinking about american workers and t
. president obama has about $88 million available to spend in the 6-1/2 weeks before the november election. romney has 50 million on hand but he also needs to repay $15 million that he borrowed on a campaign loan. >>> newly released census totals are showing that 6.1 million people are living in poverty. the median income has also fallen. >>> san francisco website truilia had its ipo and it got off to a pretty good start. executives rang the bell. it offers listings on homes. trulia shares were priced at $28. >>> the broader markets ended the day mixed. the dow was up 18 points but the nasdaq was down six. traders contemplated reports that suggest u.s. economic recovery continues to be slugish. >>> built to keep out bears but not mice. how yosemite officials are working to keep the hanta virus away from visitors. >>> and the best places to catch a spectacular view of the shuttle endeavour >>> new at 10:00, growing lines outside of a lot of apple stores as people anticipate the launch of the new iphone 5. maureen naylor is there, and has on the person who got there monday to get in line. >>
. president obama's once narrow lead over mitt romney has now widened considerably. in ohio, the president has moved out to a 10 point lead. ohio is traditional been key to any republican presidential victory. in florida, which is another crucial state for the gop, the president is now up by 9 points. in pennsylvania, the president is ahead by 12 points. the polls were conducted in the past week for the "new york times" and cbs news. what's caused this surge in the polls and why does the president seem to be pulling away? ktvu's ken wayne is live in san francisco with some answers to that, and also why this first debate next week is so critical. >> reporter: frank issue number 1 is the economy. many americans believe it's heading in the right direction. mitt romney has been relentlessly pounding president obama about the economy. he did it again today in ohio. >> i don't believe we can afford four more years like the past four years. >> maybe they haven't been happy the last four years. maybe they were disappointed with obama, but generally, they think we're on the right path. >> reporter: we
. and an exclusive new ktvu field poll that suggests president obama should have no trouble winning california this november. even though the polls show a close race nationwide, here in california the president has a wide lead. 58% of likely voters now say they will vote for the president. while 34% say they're supporting republican challenger mitt romney. >>> election day is just seven weeks away, tonight mitt romney remains on the defensive after a video emerged where he tells a room of republican supporters that nearly half of all americans believe they are victims and are dependent on the government. reporter jim acosta has more on the controversy and what was being said today. >> reporter: for mitt romney it's pressure cooker time. the hidden camera footage reported at a fundraiser of a home at a wealthy financier has him backing up on defense. >> 47% of americans pay no income tax. >> reporter: romney is asking no apology for his comments on the video that dismiss president obama supporters on unreachable because he says they are hooked on government assistance. >> 47% who are with him t
passed by more than a dozen obama supporters greeted him with signs. >> soothe knows we are here and protesting what he stands for. >> reporter: i did speak to some guests tonight after the event they said that romney spoke for about 20 minutes and there were about as many as 1,000 guests who attended. reporting live. . and ahead at 10:30 the numbers many have waited for. romney's new tax returns. >> the obama campaign is also at work. it opened new offices today in san francisco and oakland where volunteers quickly got to work. san francisco mayor helped quickest grand opening of the organize former campaign office on market street. volunteers started making phone calls to swing states even before the place officially opened. >> i'm so pumped. i'm a political junkie and this is my drug of choice. >> reporter: some of the volunteers told us that this is actually their second time helping out. they say they volunteered four years ago. >> the ncaa investigating the saint mary's basketball program. a spokesman said that the school in the ncaa have been working cooperatively on a
victory in pennsylvania. >> i've got a secret and that obama campaign thinks that pennsylvania is in their pocket, they don't have to worry about it and you're right and they are wrong. >> reporter: recent polls in pennsylvania show romney trailing by more than 10 points in some polls. the nominee blasted president obama. tonight the president was in washington speaking about the economy. >> the question right now is whose plan is going to keep us moving forward. you guys are a little biased. >> all of this comes as the university of denver is getting ready for the first presidential debate. the two will face off wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 our time. the election is still more than a month away but coming up in 13 minutes why it's almost too late to reach some voters. >>> cellcell phones using google or android are in danger of being wiped clean. it can happen when opening a website -- the problem requires a software update in order to fix it. >>> apple ceo is apologizing for mapping in the phone. john reports on what frustrated customers can do to bypass the probl
with africa. his last previous incident was in afghanistan. >>> at an appearance in las vegas, president obama said the united states will be relentless in tracking down the militants responsible for the attack on the consulate. he is vowing that they will be brought to justice. ken wayne is here now with one working theory about the motive, and how the u.s. is responding. >> two navy destroyers have been deployed to the coast of libya. it arrived today. amend the uss mcfall, coming from the strait of gibralter. the missiles travel about 550 miles per hour, and are equipped with gps for pinpoint accuracy. it is just one of the moves the united states has made in response to the killings of benghazi. >> reporter: earlier, he vowed those responsible will be found. >> we will not waiver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. and make no mistake, justice will be done. >> how could this be done in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction? this question reflects just how complicated and at times, how confounding the world can be. >> we are
are dominating the debate. republican nominee mitt romney toned down his are remarks about president obama today. but kept up other criticism. each man tried to portray himself as the right leader for difficult timeless. >> as we watch the world today, sometimes it seems that we're at the mercy of events instead of shaping events. and a strong america is important to shape events. >> i want people around the world to hear me to all those who would do it harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. >> the president and mitt romney are scheduled to debate foreign policy on october 22nd. two weeks before the election. >>> and the new cnn poll asked register voters if they are better off now than four years ago. 44% said they are worse off and 37% said their financial situation is better now. a majority of those surveyed believe next year will be better. as for responsibility, 57% blame the policies of former president bush. and 35% blame president obama. >>> new details tonight on the death of elderly twin sisters who were found inside their home in south lake tahoe back in february. the el dorado sh
you to the observants at ground zero and how it differed from years past. >> and how president obama and mitt romney addressed americans today. >> this is a crazy place to grow up. >> also the problem that forced officers to go back to school in an undercover operation. >> mark zuckerberg speaks. his response to rising criticism about the future of >>> new at 10:00, drivers that use the san mateo bridge will have to find another way to get across the bridge next month. the bridge will be closed for up to two weekends for seismic retrofit work. ken wayne is live with what caltrans plans to do. >> reporter: caltrans says it hopes to have those seismic upgrades done in just one weekend of work on the san mateo bridge. but just in case, it's warning motorists to be prepared for the bridge to be closed two weekends next month. 16million vehicles a year cross the san mateo hayward bridge. caltrans says it will close the bridge the weekend of october 19th and possibly the following weekend to complete seismic upgrades. >> we're just trumping everything. we decided to have that second weeken
chambers during a break and then voted on it. >> the obama administration said that it'll spend $55 million on a new campaign to prevent suicides. the focus will be on military veterans. the veteran affairs department said there are about 48 attempts a day by veterans. social media is also being used to help young people. facebook has a feature linking disstressed users to counselors. >>> many websites served by go weren't getting anywhere today. an outage affected thousands and possibly millions of websites for about four hours. there was at least one claim of responsibility by someone linked to a hacker group but that wasn't confirmed. go daddy serves mostly small businesses. >>> and reminder that the new ktvu i-pad app is the app store. you with watch all the newscast lives. >> extra police patrols when children walk to and from school. the incident in one east bay city that is prompting these precautions. >> i'm back here in just a couple. we are looking at fog right now that's tracking along . >>> thousands of public schoolteachers in chicago cut class today to walk
, has been for the past two and a half years but it wants one more thing. >> they want obama support of the pandas. they would seriously consider. >> reporter: but that is not enough. he said the president wants a promise. >> that's where the stalemate is that we are both waiting. >> reporter: with the election coming up time to complete the deal may be running out. he doesn't want the baboons to get the to comfortable. he thinks in the next few months if he can get the president's support the group will have to move. in oakland. >> members of the a homeless camp were ready to be cleared out but it never happened. when we were at 4th and king street they had packed up some things. the salvation army was ready to provide help but no homeless turned own. about eight to 16 camp there. >> discover is about to refund $200 million to its credit card customers. regulators say the customers were sold payment protection plans without their consent. in some cases call center agents would say they would be enrolled after reviewing printed material that never arrived. they setted without admi
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